Undergrad Research Project - Distributed Electronically-Controlled Valve Network Modeling

Spring 2009

Vitaly Cherednichenko
Bruno Sinopoli
Project description

The goal of this project is to help facilitate the ongoing interdisciplinary research into the study of networked digitally-controlled fluid valves. A key element of the larger research project is the ability to effectively simulate the behavior of a network of electronically-controlled valves. While the digital simulation infrastructure for the analysis of such networks is currently in development, there is no efficient way to create and modify the specifications of such networks for the simulator. The primary objective of this project will be to develop an efficient and effective way for this to be done through the use of a graphical user interface designed to facilitate this process. I will be working under the supervision of Dr. Sinopoli to design and develop a graphical simulation interface that would allow researchers to effectively develop models of networked automatic valve systems. This may be implemented as a Java application, in which case most of the work would be done using the Eclipse IDE. This project will work in parallel with the ongoing research in order to provide a solution that best fits both the nature of the underlying material being studied and the practical engineering requirements of effective modeling and system specification. The final product of this project will be a graphical application that enables researchers and engineers to develop models of networked automatic valve systems for simulation and analysis.

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